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Police briefs

April 05, 2008

Four drivers cited for exceeding 90 mph

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Four drivers recently were cited for driving more than 90 mph on Interstate 81 in Franklin County, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. According to troopers:

· Wesley Brown, 19, of Philadelphia, Pa., was cited for driving 104 mph.

· Joohwoo Oh, 23, of Frankfort, Ky., was cited for driving 100 mph.

· Baldev Kapoor, 41, of Shippensburg, Pa., was cited for driving 94 mph.

· Marian Randall, 27, of Chambersburg, Pa., was cited for driving 92 mph.

Releasing the names of drivers caught traveling more than 90 mph is part of an initiative to discourage speeding in the area, police said.

"Hopefully, people will remember that if they are caught speeding on our roadways, that they are likely to see their name in the news," Maj. Steven O. McDaniel said in the news release.

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Prescription pills stolen from vehicle

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A bottle of prescription pills was stolen from a vehicle on Fairway Drive West this week, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

The vehicle, a silver Ford Ranger XLT, was parked in a back lot in the 6400 block, police said. The theft occurred between 2 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

Anyone with information may contact Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.

Washington County theft cases reported

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following incidents Thursday, according to Lt. Mark Knight:

· At 12 p.m., theft was reported in the 20000 block of Wilderness Run Road. About $400 in ladders were stolen.

· At 1 p.m., theft was reported in the 14000 block of Cearfoss Pike. Jewelry was stolen from a home.

· At 4 p.m., theft was reported at Boonsboro Transmission in the 7000 block of Old National Pike. About $1,000 worth of tools were stolen.

Woman charged with ramming man's car

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police charged a Maryland woman with reckless driving and other crimes Thursday after a dispute with her boyfriend escalated and she rammed her car into his, Maryland police said.

An officer traveling on North Queen Street observed the collision in a parking lot in the 1200 block, police said in a news release.

Hedy A. Henderson, 37, of Hanover, Md., and her boyfriend had been arguing over money when she threw her keys and kicked his car, police alleged.

She rammed her car into his as he was leaving, then tried to leave the scene as an officer arrived, police said.

Henderson also was charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident, police said.

Pills seized from man slumped over in car

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Bunker Hill, W.Va., man was in Eastern Regional Jail on Thursday night after police found him slumped over in a parked vehicle littered with prescription bottles and small plastic bags at a convenience store in Inwood, W.Va., according to jail and court records.

Joshua Allen Wheeler, 19, of 567 Maize Lane, was arraigned by Berkeley County Magistrate JoAnn Overington on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a schedule II narcotic (ecstasy), according to court records.

Overington set a $50,000 bond for Wheeler, who was found with 33 ecstasy pills, at least 16 hydrocodone pills, 11 generic brand Xanax pills and a "very small amount" of marijuana, according to a complaint filed by Berkeley County Sheriff's Department deputy Cpl. T.A. Young.

Police also found prescriptions for an antibiotic and a prescription from Inwood Animal Hospital in the vehicle, Young said.

The deputy said he was told by an employee at the ROCS convenience store at 4701 Gerrardstown Road that a man was slumped over in the vehicle about 2:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Police were unable to wake the defendant until they got into the vehicle, Young said in his complaint.

Pedestrian struck by car on Pa. 16

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A pedestrian was struck on Pa. 16 Tuesday as he stood in the middle of the road attempting to stop eastbound traffic, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

Rodney R. Byer, 38, of Waynesboro, Pa., was flagging traffic in Peters Township at about 2:15 p.m. when he was struck by a 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier, police said.

Greencastle man charged with assault

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Greencastle man was arrested Tuesday morning after his girlfriend said he assaulted her, chased her down the street and threw her into an alley, Greencastle Police said in a news release.

Julio Jewels Vasquez was charged with simple assault, intimidation of a victim and harassment, police said.

The incident occurred at about 11:21 a.m. in the 100 block of North Carlisle Street, police said.

Vasquez was being held on $5,000 bond.

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